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Crosfields School
Reading


Project Description

This new senior school building is for Crosfields School, a co-educational independent day school in Reading. Our proposal, chosen through an invited competition, makes the most of the site’s hilltop position as well as reflecting the forward-thinking and inclusive ethos of the school.

The existing school is made up of single and double storey buildings set around courtyards and green spaces, with a pleasant, campus-like feel. Our new building continues this, carefully weaving between the existing mature trees across the site and creating a new senior school courtyard with views across the town.

To allow the school to continue to operate during construction, a phased approach is being taken with the first phase including a new front entrance, nine new classrooms, staff area, library, flexible performance space and a café that spills out into the courtyard. Warm timber finishes (using CLT construction) and carefully framed views will make it feel comfortable and welcoming.

Client – Crosfields School
Structural Engineer – Perega
M&E – CBG Consulting
Contractor – Beard Construction (Main Contractor), Hope and Clay Construction (Enabling Works)
Project Manager – Madlins
CLT Supplier – KLH
CLT Engineer – Engenuiti
Status – On site
Gross internal floor area – 1,741sqm
Crosfields School context image
Crosfields School context image
Crosfields School context image
Crosfields School context image
Crosfields School context image